Unified Development Ordinance, Zoning Map & Planning Manuals

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The purpose of the Unified Development Ordinance (PDF) is to protect the

  • public health
  • safety
  • and general welfare

of the citizens and landowners of Currituck County; and to implement the policies and objectives of county-adopted plans addressing the county’s growth and development.

Currituck County current Unified Development Ordinance was last amended on March 22, 2022.

Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendments

The following ordinances have recently been adopted by the Board of Commissioners but have not yet been incorporated into the published Unified Development.

  • PB 22-07 Currituck County
    Request to amend the Currituck County Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 4. Use Standards, Chapter 8. Nonconformities and Chapter 10. Definitions and Measurement to make minor corrections and clarifications to ordinance language related to campgrounds.
    Adopted:  July 18, 2022
    Text Amendments (PDF)
Zoning Map

The zoning map represents zoning designations as listed in the Currituck County Unified Development Ordinance and approved by the Board of Commissioners.  For property specific zoning information, the Interactive Online Mapping should be accessed.

Administrative Manual

The administrative manual (PDF) is intended to assist in the administration of the Unified Development Ordinance.  The manual consolidates information in the development review process and helps applicants understand the procedures and requirements.  In an effort to ease the review process, the manual also includes:

  • application forms,
  • review checklists,
  • and submittal and fee schedules.
Stormwater Manual

The stormwater manual (PDF) is intended to provide guidance in appropriate BMP selection, design criteria to meet stormwater regulations, and proper BMP maintenance.  The manual also includes:

  • required forms,
  • submittal checklists for stormwater plans,
  • and guidance for determining runoff rates.

*Note: the items under the Design Checklists is in Excel.